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Oakwood Cemetery

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Address: 607 N Alley St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1307
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Very Quiet and Spooky!!!

We stopped by to mainly see Diamond Bessie's grave but got caught up searching all the history. A very old grave with grave markers dating back to the 1870's, possibly earlier... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TexasTravelers66
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Arlington, Tx
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Arlington, Tx
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by to mainly see Diamond Bessie's grave but got caught up searching all the history. A very old grave with grave markers dating back to the 1870's, possibly earlier. It is very well maintained.

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't figure out how to get in, but finally found an open gate. We drove around, got out of the car and walked around, and saw nothing of interest. Normally, we love old cemeteries but didn't see anything special about this one. I know it's a cemetery, but perhaps a guide to where the " interesting " markers were... More 

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Thank itsgoodtobequeen
Denton, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a look at the history of Jefferson from the tombstone perspective. Lots of eloquent markers, lots of dreadful history, and lots of military markers that spoke of the wild nature during the reconstruction period after the civil war.

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Thank Mario A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice cemetery and well maintained. Interesting history. Got out of car and walked around to see dates and names.

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Thank JLGlenn
Sweetwater, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This cemetery is a beautiful, well kept place to look at the graves of Jefferson's very interesting inhabitants.

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Thank DeeAnne M
Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beautifully maintained and hauntingly historic, we went to find Diamond Bessie's small fenced grave on a sunny October afternoon. We made gravestone rubbings with charcoal and sketch paper and drove all around, finding the veterans' area and many old monuments. We felt transported to a very different time among the not-so-recently departed.

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Fresno, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Large cemetery with many headstones from the mid 1800's. Several famous Texas leaders and CW veterans.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It seems a bit strange to review a cemetery. However, since I'm a repeat visitor, it is appropriate I suppose. I was here for the same reason that others flock to this cemetery. To see Diamond Bessie's final resting place. There are markers and descriptions on a few of the gravesites to reveal a bit of history. Besides Diamond Bessie's... More 

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Thank tgcampbell
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed looking for & finding different graves of previous Jefferson townspeople. We had a book, written by Mr. Whitington, sold in almost every store, that explained who they were & their contributions & stories of Jefferson. Very interesting!

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Thank kmerricks
Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Beautiful, serene cemetery. Very patriotic markings. The Jewish section was neat to see -- not sure I've ever seen a Jewish cemetery.

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